Member Since 2020
Savannah, Georgia Area
Trivinia Barber is a real-world business development pro who helps entrepreneurs scale their business, sharpen their leadership, and build great teams. Having served as an Executive Assistant for nearly two decades before starting her company, Priority VA, Trivinia learned in the trenches how to own the best seat in the house as an EA. She now teaches Executive Assistants to do the same in her membership Momentum HQ™. The key to Trivinia’s success is her proprietary framework The Momentum Method™, which helps businesses navigate the interplay between their products, people, and processes to achieve greater growth and more efficiency. Trivinia lives with her husband, 4 daughters, and dogs on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia where traffic stops for snakes in the road and the occasional art parade. When she’s not speaking or traveling, you can find her 90ft underwater on her latest wreck scuba dive.
The end of any year is often a time of reflection and self-awareness, with many people taking the time to look at both what went well and what went wrong, as well as what they can do to improve over the next 365 days. For leaders, it can be a time to reflect on their own leadership style, their strengths and their weaknesses.
When you decide to become an entrepreneur, there are certain obstacles you know you’re going to have to face—obtaining funding, advertising your business or making that first sale. However, there are often many more obstacles you won’t be prepared for or didn’t even realize would happen.
One of the most challenging quarters for business leaders is often Q4. There is often a rush to close out the year’s expenses, plan year-end initiatives and marketing campaigns, and coordinate holiday PTO.
When you’re an entrepreneur, the way you start your day can greatly influence the rest of your workday, giving you the motivation you need to stay productive or setting you up for failure before you’ve even started. Rather than leave your morning to chance, finding ways to prepare for your morning the night before can help you ensure you have the right mindset and tools for a positive next day.
You can make delegation a successful habit you repeatedly do. My best advice to get better is simply to talk yourself into delegating more often.
While some people may be naturally inclined toward leadership roles, no one is born a perfect leader. The ability to inspire, motivate and guide a team of people is built up over time, and no matter how many managerial positions someone has held, there's always more to learn.
One key way of ensuring your team members have the tools and knowledge to do their jobs to the best of their abilities is to provide them with plenty of feedback. But between busy schedules and stressful projects, leaders may think it too difficult to find the time. So while many employees may be eager to receive more feedback from their leadership, companies aren't necessarily providing it.
Reflecting on the personal problems that infiltrate your business—and navigating solutions—isn’t easy.
Whether you're applying for a position at a large corporation or a job at a growing startup, the potential employer is likely going to have a lot of applicants to comb through and some tough decisions to make before they settle on one particular candidate. When you’re interviewing, your first impression is often a lasting one, so it’s vital to leave a positive impression during the hiring process.
When trying to solve a problem—small or large—many people may tend to rush to a solution in order to get a process in motion or to just get it off their plate so they can focus on other things. However, this method has the potential to create negative consequences, especially if the wrong decision was made or all variables weren’t considered.
Global workplaces are a melting pot of cultures, work styles and professional backgrounds. Having a global team is an incredible opportunity to learn more about other individualized experiences and even boost your team's worldly viewpoints.
Whether it's cold calls, sales calls or building a relationship with a vendor, phone conversations are prevalent in many professionals' daily working lives. However, it can be tricky to sound confident and at ease over the phone without a face-to-face connection.
Success in content marketing requires a deep knowledge of existing and prospective customers and successful, tailored campaigns to reach them all. But while reaching those customers and making the sale can be achieved with the right plan, there is still the possibility of making a lot of mistakes along the way.
When done thoughtfully, internships can have major benefits for both the interns and the companies who host them. Interns are able to get valuable hands-on experience in their chosen field, and companies are able to get to know and evaluate potential employees before committing to hiring them. But while the basic premise is the same, the dynamic changes when the environment shifts to a virtual setup.
When you’re in a position of authority, and when you have the livelihoods of not only yourself but also your teams to consider, it can be easy to develop certain mindsets around yourself, your work and the way your business should be run. While many of these mindsets can be positive, many can also be toxic, threatening to overwhelm you and, ultimately, your team’s morale if left unchecked.
Great leaders are constantly evolving, gaining additional skills and finding new ways to effectively manage and guide their teams. This proactive style of leadership comes with practice and self-awareness of any weaknesses or blind spots you may have.
Ensuring employees are engaged is key in business, as it leads to higher company morale and improved quality of work. Further, a lack of engagement can be a telltale sign that something is wrong.
Many entrepreneurs find it particularly difficult to recover from financial mistakes. Small businesses especially often run on very tight margins, meaning that one slip-up can be detrimental to a young company.
Sales challenges are unavoidable in any business, regardless of industry. From curating an effective sales process to pinpointing your ideal customer, solving these sales challenges is crucial during the early stages of your company.
The first few years of a company can be the most critical for its overall growth trajectory. This early stage will set the tone for the business and determine how potential pitfalls will be handled.
To attract and retain strong candidates, you should use your hiring process as an opportunity to demonstrate your company’s values.
Many leaders grow and advance in their careers with the help of a mentor. Because of this, it’s natural to want to "pay it forward" by helping up-and-coming industry professionals find their way.
The idea of a four-day workweek isn't a new concept, but since the pandemic, whether or not this type of work model should be implemented has become a hot topic of debate in the professional world. Some say four-day workweeks make employees more productive, while others argue that, even if this is true, they can't spare their entire staff on a Friday.
A CEO's email inbox can quickly become unruly if not properly managed. While being constantly bombarded with emails from various recipients making different asks of them, many CEOs may find they get overwhelmed by their inbox, leading to lower productivity and missed communication in the long run. And unfortunately, they don’t always have much time to deal with a mess of emails.
Employees want to feel valued, included and represented at work. Not only do they want to receive encouragement from supervisors and support from upper management, but they also want to be able to express themselves and their opinions freely with colleagues without fear of retribution.
Landing your first management position can be as daunting as it is exciting. You may feel pressure from superiors to perform well or wonder how you'll best lead your new employees.
Managers have the difficult responsibility of achieving their own goals to meet the business objectives of their company while simultaneously overseeing the performance of its employees.
Your employees’ personalities and work ethics have a direct impact on how effective and efficient you and your company are at getting anything done. Because of this, putting together a well-functioning team isn’t always straightforward. For an entrepreneur who needs to have team members they can count on, a few personality traits stand out as necessary.
17 members of YEC share effective tactics for gathering together leaders in a way that will lead to actual productivity and strategizing.
Entrepreneurs, especially when first starting out, often fall into the trap of overwork. While any successful business needs a firm hand to guide it, your body and mind have their own needs as well. Taking time off for relaxation and socialization in a non-work environment is critical to maintaining your health and the productivity you need to run a growing company.
The end of this year is right around the corner, and smart business owners will already be setting up plans and goals for the coming first quarter. Planning helps a business take stock of what it's achieved thus far and what it can hope to accomplish in the first quarter of the new year, given its available time and resources.
We recruit top Executive Assistants for entrepreneurial businesses. Leaders need to stay focused on what they do best, and have a team they can trust to do the rest. We help driven leaders build those teams. As Kolbe Certified experts, we navigate the interplay between people, projects, and processes to help leaders get more done. Our Executive Assistant Mastermind helps EAs turn into leaders in the organization that not only keep their Executives focused and getting more done with less stress, but doing it all without losing their sanity. Priority VA has served entrepreneurs since 2013 all over the globe. With United States based in-person or remote executive support, we have support options for leaders looking for shorter-term contractors or permanent employees. Our founder spent nearly two decades serving Leaders as an executive assistant before starting the company and knows how to match talent not just to get things done, but to form a longterm collaborative relationship to ensure you're not only focused on the right activities, but that you're building a team you can actually trust.
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